After Ruiz picked up her son later that day, she said she was followed by three students, one of whom punched her son in the face, the newspaper reported. When she tried to intervene, Ruiz was hit by the juvenile, "causing her to temporarily lose consciousness and fall to the sidewalk," the Prosecutor's Office told the North Jersey Record.
Ruiz was taken to a local hospital and treated for a concussion and a fractured eye socket, NJ.com reported. The juvenile was charged with one count each of aggravated assault and simple assault, the Prosecutor's Office said. The boy was released to his parents pending an appearance in family court, the Record reported. He has been suspended from school, officials said.
"Despite this accusation, the juvenile is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt," Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes said in a statement.